man im not gonna lie, the show got freaky and geeky on that late night in manchester. does any one remember the one guy wearing a giant skirt made of interconnected glow lights? def a had to have been there, oh yeah and everyone was probably trolling, hard..
luved it...42 was awesome...but i dont think they played enuf...but it was late nite set. see u again!
August 3, 2006 Subject:
I gotsta agree
It was a bit of a had to have been there show, the energy was so intense by the end of the show i had forgotten that i was even at bonnaroo... if only they had played longer. but nonetheless, it was absolutely amazing, i especially like the 42.
July 15, 2006 Subject:
Kind of a generic 2.0 show
This show is probably one of those "had to be there" shows. The straight-up dance party sound does not translate well to disc - it's too straightforward without a lot of catchy themes. Unfortunately, most of this show falls into that category. The Basis -> Cyclone segment is great, though, and there are bits and pieces of this show all over that are quite good.
FYI, the ~1 minute intstrumental they drop into out of the end of Save the Robots is Johann Sebastian Bach's Invention No. 13 in A Minor (BMV 784). This is the first time the piece was played live by the Disco Biscuits.
July 11, 2006 Subject:
A great introduction for me.
It's really exciting to have a band that you've listened to but never seen totally reel you in the first time you catch them live. That's what happened to me at this show.
The Pinball Wizard sandwich, Caterpillar and Basis sandwich are all must hears. You can be sure I'll be seeing them again.
July 2, 2006 Subject:
Lost my shape
It's nice to see a band defy the standard festival set and really lay it down. Basis > Clclone > Basis was nasty ; and the light show on the celing of the tent... it was literally knocking people over. Good recording, thanks for posting.
June 29, 2006 Subject:
Another great Bonnaroo set from tDB
Astronaut opened the set with a powerful promise from the biscuits to plow through the late nite set at full speed without any crutches or bathroom break songs. The astrojam was a great start to the night, closing back into Astronaut with a clean high-energy ending. The Caterpillar despite some of the hype it gets is nothing special, decent ending but that's about it. Pinball > 42 > Wizard has great momentum throughout the whole jam, a truly well-played segment. Then comes the meat of the show, with Abraxs clocking in at just about four minutes the song was still in the stage of a standalone, but a very well played one nonetheless. Next comes the Basis > Cyclone > For a Day which was a jaw-dropping mindbender from hell, all stops pulled at the beginning of Cyclone. I really like this segment not just because it's two amazing songs sandwhiched together but this was the first Cyclone build-up that I've heard that leaves the bassline out until the last minute. Regardless of what they did this particular Cyclone builds upon the energy in the crowd and sends you straight to the raging ending of Basis. Save the Robots was a generous encore and had an excellent jam in it, one of my more favored encores of recent shows. Overall this is an amazing festival performance from the band we all know and love, a must have for any lover of this thing we call bisco.
Astronaut into Catapillar.............ENOUGH SAID. The beggining of the show brought the heat for the rest of an amazing show.
The first review was correct about them playing longer, Me and my entourage were all still FACED when they ended. But anywho......great show, good sound.